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Gatwick Express app

Buy eTickets, plan your trip, see live service updates and more with our free app.

Simplify your journey

Planning your trip well in advance? Or need tickets at the last minute? Either way, our app is here to help make your journey seamless.

With the Gatwick Express app you can:

  • Skip the queues - buy eTickets on the go, at the station or on the plane for immediate travel, and save 10% off the regular fare
  • Get eTickets almost instantly to your phone, scan the barcode on the reader and go straight to the train
  • Find the next train headed to Gatwick Airport of London Victoria and the platform number
  • Pin your flight to the dashboard to get live flight info and updates from Gatwick Airport
  • Read our Twitter updates on service status
  • See how the London Underground is running
  • Find out which Gatwick terminal you need
  • Navigate with ease using our station maps

Download it FREE from the App Store or Google play

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10% Online discount

Going skiing, sunbathing or for a city-break? Book online through Gatwick Express – or through our app – and get an exclusive 10% discount on your train tickets, whether single, return or GroupSave.

Frequently asked questions

Here are some answers to common questions about the Gatwick Express app.

How can I get the app?

Search 'Gatwick Express' in the Apple App Store or on Google Play.

How much will the app cost to download?

Nothing, the app is absolutely free.

Why isn’t there an app for other Smartphones such as Windows and BlackBerry?

We are looking at the possibility of other apps. In the meantime, please use our mobile site with these devices.

What if I cannot get the app to work?

Please contact our customer services team on 0345 850 1530.

What if I have some comments or feedback on the app?

We would love to hear your feedback. 

You can contact us directly through the app by using the customer services menu option. Or you can call our customers services team at 0345 850 1530 or leave feedback in either of the app stores.

How do I add a railcard?

When you’ve planned a journey, select the three dots on the top right of the screen to see more options.

You will see an option to add a railcard. Once you’ve selected a railcard, all prices displayed in the app will include the discount and will apply to all the journeys you plan through the app.

To remove a railcard, repeat the steps above and select none on the railcard screen.

How do I select specific train operators for journeys?

Once you have planned a journey, select the three dots at the top tight of the screen to see more options. Select ‘edit a journey’, followed by the ‘prefer Gatwick Express trains’ option.

This will only apply to the specific journey you are planning and will not automatically apply to future planned journeys. You will need to follow these steps for each journey you plan.

Where do I find out which operator is running a service?

Once you have planned a journey and selected your preferred train and time, you will see each section of the journey beneath a map. 

Click into the specific leg or stage of the journey and you will see the name of the train operator at the top of the screen, above the stops on that stage of your journey.

How can I find out how to get to a station?

Select the menu option by swiping left or tapping the yellow/green menu icon at the bottom left of most screens. 

Select station information from the menu and chose the station you wish to find. By clicking on the map at the top of this screen you will be able to see your own position in relation to the station you have selected. 

Please note: for this feature to work, you will need location services turned on within the app. To check if location services are on go to settings, privacy, location services and select on for the app (iOS only).

How do I personalise my dashboard?

You can personalise your dashboard by removing widgets, adding or deleting information within widgets or re-ordering your widgets. 

To re-order items within your dashboard select the eye icon in the top right corner of the screen. This allows you to re-order or hide any widgets. 

To update an individual widget select the cog in the top right corner of the widget, where you can add, delete or re-order information.